These are the best books for creating deep emotions and when no ones looking, let out a tear or seven. Some pull at your heart strings at the end, and some constantly create a deep emotional feeling throughout, but all of these books are the best tearjerker books out there.

6 Best Books To Tug At Your Heart Strings

1. Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls

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This books is a wonderful adventure story about a boy and his dogs and their heroic devotion to each other.

2. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

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This may be a short story, but the characters feel very real which makes makes it more heart breaking.

3. His Dark Materials Omnibus – Philip Pullman

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This book (previously mentioned here) is highly engaging and what happens to the characters will tug at those strings.

4. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

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An amazing short read by a great author. No spoilers here, just read it.

5. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief describes that while being subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others.

6. My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult

The deeply emotional story of Kate who is diagnosed with a severe form of leukemia and her sister will have you reaching for the handkerchief throughout and long after you read.